One attached garage and more than a dozen cars were broken into sometime between Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 in the area of Funston and Gladys in White Lake.
According to reports filed with the White Lake Police Department, a number of items were taken from unlocked vehicles including GPS units, cell phones, a MP3 player, loose change and sunglasses.
In addition, a homeowner on the 9000 block of Ashdown left an attached garage open and a bike was reported stolen. The cars in the garage were also rummaged through, but only the bike was missing, according to the report.
On the way to take the report, an officer found the bike along the road on Farnsworth. The bike was returned to the owner.
A second garage on the 200 block of Horizon had a damaged door, the report states, and it looked like someone had attempted to kick the door in. No items were missing.
Other cars had items reported missing during the same time frame on Cedar Island, Oak Place and Avonlea.
White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris said all the incidents are likely related.
"The only way to stop these types of crimes is to remove the opportunity," He said. "Lock you cars and close your garages. Do not leave anything in your vehicles that might be of value. If you see people walking around after dark and they look suspicious, call us. We will check on it."